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Falz 'Moral Instruction' cover.

7 Songs That Prove Falz Is the Moral Conscience of Nigeria's Youth

Falz has taken both popular and unpopular stands against the gamut of Nigeria's societal ills.

Falz has been the moraliser-in-chief of Nigerian pop and youth culture for all his career, which spans one joint EP with Simi, Chemistry (2016), and four studio albums: Wazup Guy (2014), Stories That Touch (2015), 27 (2017) and Moral Instruction (2019).

The man born Folarin Falana has taken unpopular stands against internet fraud, transactional sex, ill gotten wealth and the gamut of Nigeria's societal ills in his songs, social media and interviews, culminating in his latest album, Moral Instruction.

It's his most musically-mature record on account of the evenness of production, dextrous, fluff-free raps, bountiful humor and an emboldened crusading spirit. Below, we examine all of Falz' album releases for the seven songs that best present the rapper as the bastion of moral rectitude in Nigeria.

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The 15 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month

Featuring Pappy Kojo, Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, J.Derobie, Maame Yaa and more

From a defiantly feminist anthem to a gospel-tinged rap ballad, from a new dancehall sensation to yet-another dance banger that is sure to spawn numerous remixes, the start of 2019 has served up a bounty of afropop from Ghanaian artists.

Read ahead for our selection of the best Ghanaian pop songs of January. —Sabo Kpade

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Zlatan "Zanku (Leg Work)" music video.

The 15 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month

Featuring Zlatan, Burna Boy, Bella Alubo, Davido, Adekunle Gold x Simi and more.

It's official: zanku is the new dance craze of 2019. It has also made its originator, Zlatan Ibile, the hottest pop property in Nigerian pop so far this year. But other newcomers continue to make impressive strides with every new release, as do the tried and trusted, some of whom are quick jump on the newest bandwagon of soundscapes while one, a legend of afropop, revisits an old template with surprising results.

Read ahead for our selection of the best Nigerian songs of January.

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